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Bulinus jousseaumei

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Planorboidea
Subfamily  Bulininae
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Species
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Planorbidae
Tribe  Bulinini
Genus  Bulinus
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Similar  Bulinus, Gyraulus costulatus, Bulinus reticulatus, Bulinus forskalii, Bulinus tropicus

Bulinus jousseaumei is a species of tropical freshwater snail, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Planorbidae, the ramshorn snails and their allies. Like other planorbids, the shell of the species is sinistral in coiling.

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Distribution

The distribution of Bulinus jousseaumei includes Western Africa:

  • Burkina Faso
  • Gambia
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Togo
  • The type locality for this species is the Sénégal River close to Médine, Mali.

    Description

    The width of the shell is 8 mm. The height of the shell is 11 mm.

    Diploid chromosome number is 2n = 36.

    Ecology

    This snail lives in permanent streams. It can live in a water current that has a speed up to 0.86 m·s−1 based on laboratory experiments.

    The male part of the reproductive system is developed "slightly earlier" (protandry) in Bulinus jousseaumei.

    This species is an intermediate host for Schistosoma curassoni and for Schistosoma haematobium.

    References

    Bulinus jousseaumei Wikipedia


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